Papers, 1645-1917, of the Gardiner family, the Gilmer family, the family of St. George Tucker (1828-1863) and miscellaneous other people unrelated to the Tylers, Tuckers, Gilmers, or Gardiners.
Boxes I-III contain papers (many are typescript copies) of the Gardiner family of New York. Include letters of Juliana McLachlan Gardiner, her sons David Lyon Gardiner, Alexander Gardiner and daughter Margaret Gardiner Beeckman.
Boxes IV-V contain papers, 1814-1842, of the Gilmer family of Albemarle County. Include letters of Thomas Walker Gilmer to his wife Anne E. Baker Gilmer concerning family, religion, politics, and the annexation of Texas; and speeches of Gilmer.
Box VI contains papers, 1812-1895, of St. George Tucker (1828- 1863) and his family. Includes letters, poems, speeches and literary works by Tucker as well as the sheet music, "The Southern Cross" for which Tucker wrote the lyrics.
Boxes VII-XII contain miscellaneous manuscripts, 1645-ca. 1860. Includes two letters, 1700-1701, of Francis Nicholson; copies of Revolutionary War and Civil War letters; transcripts of documents, genealogical notes and manuscript volumes (including Gardiner account books, two volumes of poems by St. George Tucker, an unidentified diary kept in a 1766 Virginia almanac; and copy of diary, 1788-1822, of Charles Copland.
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